Andrew Garfield, Golden Globe nominee as Best Supporting Actor for “The Social Network”, said to HFPA journalists:
“I had used Facebook before, I had my own personal account, then I realized that I was wasting a lot of time on it, actually, so I stopped. But I admire it greatly, it’s a true invention of alchemy and magic, we should undoubtedly be in awe of it. I feel like Mark Zuckerberg has created something that revolutionized the way we communicate, has tapped into something very genuine and human about us, and it’s very exciting.”Read More »
Mila Kunis, Golden Globe nominee as Best Supporting Actress for “Black Swan”, said to HFPA journalists:
“Going into the ballet world, I personally didn’t know what to expect. I found that they are the most competitive, most brutal group of ladies I’ve ever met in my life, truly they are ruthless. They are very judgmental of themselves, and of one another. They are also very skinny and incredibly disciplined.”Read More »
Melissa Leo, Golden Globe nominee as Best Supporting Actress for “The Fighter”, said to HFPA journalists:
“I think that women being engaged and participating in boxing is a modern day kind of thing, that quite frankly, for my money, comes after Alice Ward’s time. When she was doing it, it was strictly a men’s game; so the world has come a long way.”Read More »
Geoffrey Rush, Golden Globe nominee as Best Supporting Actor for “The King’s Speech”, said to HFPA journalists:
“Director Tom Hooper said something quite wonderful, that you don’t have to be a stammerer to get the theme of the film, because that is just the dramatic device. The metaphor is: How do we find our better selves? That should be our life’s goal, and falling short of that is what keeps us human, because unless you’re Gandhi or a Tibetan Buddhist monk, I don’t think you ever reach a state of complete perfect being.”Read More »
Jeremy Renner, Golden Globe nominee as Best Supporting Actor for “The Town”, said to HFPA journalists about his director:
“Ben Affleck is a man who is without ego, as smart and as charming as they come. He made me want to be the best I could be for his movie and he gave me every resource I needed to do the job. I mean, he’s an amazing dude, and it’s nice to come away with a couple of friends when you work on a job.”Read More »
Michael Douglas, Golden Globe nominee as Best Supporting Actor for “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”, said to HFPA journalists:
“If I look at this picture, to me it’s almost like an operetta, on a larger than life stage, it’s wonderfully dramatic and surprisingly shows a lot of heart, compared to most of Oliver Stone‘s pictures. And with everybody screwing everybody else in this picture, my daughter included, I’d like to believe that there is a positive and hopeful ending.”Read More »
Helena Bonham Carter, Golden Globe nominee as Best Supporting Actress for “The King’s Speech”, said to HFPA journalists:
“”Everyone’s got an opinion about the Queen Mother, because she’s so well known, but my job I guess was to get beneath her public front of amazing sweetness, because underneath she was a very powerful and strong woman. Royal photographer Cecil Beaton described her as a marshmallow, but made with a welding machine, and I felt like I wanted to capture that duality.Read More »
Ricky Gervais will use his trip to next month’s Golden Globes to fit in some movie work as well.
The British comedian, who will be hosting the awards show for the second year running, will shoot a walk-on part in Disney’s new Muppets movie the day before the show.
In a recent conference call he told interviewers he wanted to “push the boundaries a little bit more” at the ceremony.
The Office and Extras star said he wants to have “even more fun” this time around.
“I had such a great time last year but like anything you do for the first time you go, ‘Oh, let me do it again! I can do it better!’ he said when asked for his thoughts on the 2010 ceremony.
“I think I pitched it about right but I think I can go a little bit further. I think I can go out and really throw away the shackles of worry; I don’t mean I’ll go out and get drunk and have no planning or input, but I think I can certainly have more fun with it and more fun with the room.”
He admitted that he had given himself a “weird restriction” during the previous event by only writing gags about stars who were handing out trophies, but said he is planning on extending his joke targets this time.
“I’ve realised I can reference anyone in the room,” he explained. “I’m going to have even more fun with it, probably go a bit further and push the boundaries a little bit more. What’s the worst that can happen? I didn’t expect to be invited back a second time and I won’t do it a third so I have nothing to lose.”Read More »
Over forty kites and twenty plus pairs of boxing gloves will soon be on their way to Cuba thanks to the generosity of some Hollywood Foreign Press members.
The kites and gloves were sent to journalists as movie-related promotional items and are now being passed on to young people in Cuba, where they are in great demand but not easily available.
One member, who for the past ten years has been taking medications, vitamins, baseballs and other hard-to-obtain items to Cuba, will be taking the kites and gloves with him on his visit next month.
Kite flying is a popular hobby in Cuba, and the country is noted for its boxing program and the number of Olympic medal-winning amateur boxers it has produced, although gym equipment is always in demand there.Read More »
During 1979 interviews by the Hollywood Foreign Press with director Blake Edwards and his wife, actress Julie Andrews, for the movie 10 starring Dudley Moore and Bo Derek, HFPA correspondent Elisa Leonelli from Italy asked:
What are the advantages and disadvantages of working with your husband?
Julie Andrews: It’s the best way to work, for me at least, because he’s the easiest man to work with. Obviously I can ask him anything I want and we can talk about it after work; so the advantages are tremendous. The only disadvantage is, if I have to do a love scene with somebody else and he says: I don’t like it, darling, please do it better.
Blake Edwards: It depends who you are doing it with…Read More »